|Central coordinates||76o 13.00' East 14o 13.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||500 - 1,100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description A remarkable scrub forest, this IBA has been rejuvenated and transformed over the past two decades. It covers most of the low, rocky hills near Chitradurga town. Non-conventional wind energy is being harnessed on some of the hills. This site is reputed to be the windiest place in south India, with a relentless 50-60 km/h wind velocity all day long, throughout the year. The site is covered by Southern tropical thorn dry scrub forest.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus||resident||2004||present||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Afforestation programmes; Plantation programme|
Acknowledgements Key contributor: Thejaswi Shivanand.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jogimatti Reserve Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014
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